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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

After a statement road win against the Raiders last Sunday, Las Vegas oddsmakers have installed the Baltimore Ravens as seven point home favorites over the Chicago Bears in Week 6. The Hilton has set the point total at 40, implying a projected outcome of 23-17 Ravens.

The Bears will be traveling to Baltimore on a short week after losing to the Vikings 20-17 at home on Monday night. Second overall pick Mitch Trubisky had a mixed showing in his NFL debut. Chicago sports a 1-4 record in their third season under head coach John Fox, along with the 27th ranked total offense and 6th ranked total defense.

These franchises last met at Soldier Field in 2013. Robbie Gould kicked the game winning field goal in overtime to earn the Bears a 23-20 victory. Chicago has won just five of 18 road games over the last three seasons.

The Ravens are 10-8 at home and 11-9 as a favorite since 2015. Conversely, Baltimore has covered in just one of seven tries against non conference opponents over the same span. Furthermore, the Ravens are 0-5 against the spread as a medium sized home favorite and just 2-7 against the spread in their nine most recent October matches.

Other notable AFC matchups in Week 6 include the Texans favored by ten at home against Cleveland, the Patriots laying 9.5 at the Jets and the rising Jaguars favored by a field goal at home versus the Rams . The Steelers are currently four point underdogs against the undefeated Chiefs in Kansas City. The Bengals and Bills are on their bye weeks.